Monica Conyers Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery

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Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers and wife of Judiciary Chairman John Conyers has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery. She is free on personal bond awaiting sentencing. This is
only the latest criminal plea or conviction
for the Detroit political establishment.

Monica Conyers has been a long controversial figure in the Detroit government. After her guilty plea, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn simply said, “The defendant now stands convicted.” Conyers could face up to five years in prison.

Conyers has been a subject of the investigation in the Synagro Technologies bribery probe, here.

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12 thoughts on “Monica Conyers Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery”

  1. Charles,
    When your two links lead to Syung Yung Moon’s Washington Times and to FOX News they are suspect. As to the accuracy of anything he says at this point Rep. Conyers must be suspect due to his wife’s and thus his problems.

  2. Charles,

    This is exactly my fear. This sentence will send a message. I hope the Congressman decides to follow the example of the Stars and Stripes. If someone is messing with you, make it PUBLIC and don’t back down, no matter what. It’s the only way to break the syndicate, FNA, our govt.

  3. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. has backed off his plan to investigate wrongdoing by the liberal activist group ACORN, saying “powers that be” put the kibosh on the idea.

    Mr. Conyers, Michigan Democrat, earlier bucked his party leaders by calling for hearings on accusations the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) has committed crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style “protection” racket.

    “The powers that be decided against it,” Mr. Conyers told The Washington Times.

    The chairman declined to elaborate, shrugging off questions about who told him how to run his committee and give the Democrat-allied group a pass.

    http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/25/conyers-abandons-plan-probe-acorn/?feat=home_top5_read

    A Conyers spokesman later said Conyers had been referring to himself as “the powers that be.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529206,00.html

  4. Ya know, minnows are tasty but you sure have to eat a lot of them to get full. Hey, DOJ, how about something with a little more meat on it? Say like that bloated whale-shark Cheney?

    (DISCLAIMER: No disrespect was intended towards whale sharks, the gentle and beloved endangered species. Please note that what I referred to Cheney as is a whale hyphen shark – a hybrid freak of science too twisted to live, too mechanically assisted to die. Please protect our oceans. But not profiteering war criminal traitors.)

  5. I’m with you A.Y. But it’s obvious the govt. plans to lick off a few flakes above water and leave the 90 % underneath, untouched.

  6. I can’t help feeling this was a message to her husband as well as a legitimate investigation.

    The FBI spokesdroid went on at great length over how they won’t stop until they end govt. corruption. How they’ll go after people who serve themselves instead of the public. How they will bring people in the govt. to justice. And I kept thinking: “well you could start with the last administration and move forward, if that’s your goal. So why aren’t you?” There’s a glaring hole in justice. I guess the FBI uses it was a worm hole to get from one part of the globe to another, without really seeing what it’s made of.

  7. When are the results of the House Judiciary Committee for H.R. 2289 (2009)Juvenile Justice Accountability and Improvement Act of 2009 going to be decided.

    BEST
    U.S. Attorney: No evidence Rep. John Conyers played role in wife’s illegal conduct, investigation
    by Jonathan Oosting | MLive.com
    Friday June 26, 2009, 2:08 PM
    “Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich, played no part in the bribery plot or subsequent investigation that brought down his wife today, according to a prepared statement read today by U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg at a press conference in Detroit.”

    “…the evidence offered no suggestion that United States Representative John Conyers, Ms.Conyers’ husband, had any knowledge or role in Ms. Conyers’ illegal conduct, nor did the Congressman attempt to influence this investigation in any way,” Berg said.
    Continue reading “U.S. Attorney: No evidence Rep. John Conyers played role in wife’s illegal conduct, investigation” » ”
    http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/monica_conyers/

    REST
    “…according to the Detroit News, Monica Conyers’ legal problems are not likely to affect her husband John Conyers more than providing embarrassment. John Conyers represents a safe district for a long serving, African American House member. The fact that he is a powerful committee chairman is also a factor in his long term survival. Even another Democrat may find it difficult to retire John Conyers.”
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1854135/detroits_monica_conyers_caught_in_bribery.html?cat=9

    “Conyers unlikely to hurt husband’s job Wednesday, June 17, 2009
    Political experts say Monica Conyers’ troubles shouldn’t pose major problems to the career of her husband, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee….Larry Sabato, a politics expert … said that ‘unless he was involved or had some knowledge, then the House ethics committee wouldn’t look at it.'”
    http://www.detnews.com/article/20090617/POLITICS02/906170337/

  8. This may sum it all up:

    “There are people I know who won’t hurt us. I call them corpses.
    Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, 12”

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